Armed man taken into custody after barricading himself on Metro bus in Hollywood

A busy part of Hollywood was temporarily shut down Wednesday morning after an armed suspect barricaded himself on a Metro bus, officials said. 

Officials with the Los Angeles Police Department said just before 4:40 a.m., they received a call about a person with a gun on an MTA bus at the intersection of Melrose and Western avenues. 

The LAPD set up a large perimeter around the area. A robot dog was reportedly deployed and was able to retrieve a gun from the suspect. 

The suspect was taken into custody by 6:30 a.m. The LAPD clarified this was not a hostage situation and no injuries were reported. 


Authorities have not released the name of the suspect.